Skip to comments.Redskins defy trademark ruling, say they'll defend name
Posted on 06/18/2014 11:58:40 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
In a defiant statement issued Wednesday, the Washington Redskins said the team would appeal the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark to the team's name and logo on the grounds that they are offensive to Native Americans.
The professional football team added that in the meantime, the ruling would have "no effect at all" on its trademark rights while the case is on appeal. The press release even put that in boldface and underlined it.
"We are confident we will prevail once again, and that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Boards divided ruling will be overturned on appeal. This case is no different than an earlier case, where the Board cancelled the Redskins trademark registrations, and where a federal district court disagreed and reversed the Board," said Redskins lawyer Bob Raskopf.
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I live in DC and have never been a big Skins fan. This however has made me a champion for them. Go skins!
This is an outrageous ruling!
They got the trademark legally. The government does not have the right to retract it.
The government should be doing what it is supposed to do: defend us against our enemies. Instead, it is inviting them to walk right in.
I don’t even watch football. The only sport that intrests me is the shooting sports.
However, I’m going to do some research after work today and find some Redskins-related items to buy that will support that team.
Take THAT, THUGerment!
So Obama direct’s his agencies like Patent and IRS to waste time and money, meanwhile the country is in an economic collapse, the world is burning, the government has become lawless, the borders are a sieve, people are dying in VA hospitals, ambassaders are being murdered.....
The Obama FAILED PRESIDENCY, IT’S OVER.
I am offended by the name democrat! someone revoke their trademark!
We need an American Indians for Redskins PAC. Some American Indians still get the point.
Hail to the Redskins.....
Bring God back into the picture... and He will help us laugh it off. (Psalm 2)
Obama is running into the good old American spirit and all his lawlessness will not ever take that away.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is not the government ... it’s a frikkin’ office with computers and archives and pencils and papers ....
Rule 12: Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It.
- Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals
Obama is still following his anti-American communist mentor. It would be too hard to persecute the Florida State Seminoles, Alcorn State University Braves, Bacone College Warriors, Bradley University Braves, Central Michigan University Chippewas, Chowan University Braves, Mississippi College Choctaws, Ottawa University Braves, San Diego State University Aztecs, University of North Carolina at Pembroke Braves, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Peoria Chiefs, Spokane Indians, Syracuse Chiefs, Golden State Warriors, more than a thousand high school teams, and Washington Redskins all at once, so they just persecute the Redskins. It’s surprising that so many teams are named to be “derogatory”, when most people would expect team names to represent respect.
I saw some 1940’s film of the Redskins marching band performing at half time. They were all wearing their war bonnets like Sitting Bull used to wear. Very politically incorrect. I loved it. Whenever I have a chance to bet on football I always put $10 on the Redskins just to piss off the liberals.
Agreed. But the ruling has no effect on what the "Washington Redskins" choose to call themselves. The PTO ruling only allows OTHER PARTIES to call themselves "Washington Redskins" if those parties so choose.
This has to be a result from one of the many czars this administration implemented. BO wants his changes systemic..... so far, so good. Underestimates us though, hopefully to his peril.
I don’t care what the Redskins call themselves, but I am disgusted at the idea that they have to pass a political correctness censorship test to keep the name they have had for 80 years. Everything Obama does disgusts me.
Every part of this Regime is corrupt
The sleeping bear, or in this case, the low information voters are waking up. People who sat out last election are upset, they’ll vote in November.